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ColorBrewer Color Scheme Selector

ColorBrewer 2.0 is a simple online tool that helps you choose appropriate color schemes to use with your online mapping projects. It works with 3 different types of data schemes: sequential (data that ranges from low to high), diverging (data with equal an emphasis on critical values and extremes) or qualitative ( best suited for nominal or categorical data).

Canadian LiDAR Data

Since starting our Open Data Resources page in 2010, we have received thousands of requests from people looking for various geospatial data to use with their geospatial projects. We now have an ongoing list of places where you can find Canadian LiDAR Data that is available to use for free.

We hope that as more people start using this data and that the geospatial community will help us add more Canadian LiDAR Data sources to this page …

Online GIS for Local Government

Online GIS for Local Government brings together practical, actionable advice, best practices, and considerations for small and medium local governments across counties, townships, and cities that will help local government leverage existing data and workflows …

Learning GIS with free online courses and open source

Geography is increasingly being recognized as a critically important element. Take free GIS courses online to build your skills and advance your career using open-source software.

Lindsey the GIS Specialist – A GIS Mapping Story

Bolton & Menk, an engineering planning and consulting firm from the Midwestern United States has released a series of illustrated children’s books as a way of helping young people discover several different professions that typically do not get as much attention as other more traditional ones do.

The book Lindsey the GIS Specialist – A GIS Mapping Story Tyler Danielson, covers some the basics of what geographic information is and the type of work that a GIS Specialist does.

Interactive Pipeline Map

Canada has a vast network of pipelines that transport millions of litres of oil and gas every day. With this interactive mapping application, Canadians can easily identify where pipelines are located and find important related safety information.

World Shaded Relief KMZ file [free download]

This handy color shaded relief map of the world including oceans was created from the NOAA ETOPO1 data set and was intended to be used with handheld Garmin GPS units, but can also make a nice colorful back ground image to use in Google Earth. Find out how to download this free resource …

Download New Brunswick High Resolution Imagery

The Province of New Brunswick recently added a new online web application to their arsenal of online mapping and data tools. The new online web application allows the public to download high resolution digital aerial imagery acquired throughout New Brunswick available at a variety of image resolutions.

Satellite Image Analysis and Terrain Modelling

Satellite Image Analysis and Terrain Modelling is a practical manual for natural resource management, disaster risk and development planning using free geospatial data and software. Find out how to download this manual and the free GIs software used in it …

Online Toronto Historic Maps comparison tool

An online mapping tool of Toronto has been providing users the ability to compare locations in Toronto through various periods of time from 2013 back to 1818. Check out this neat online mapping application that helps promote historic maps of Toronto …